Anthony Williams MMus(Dist) DipRAM GRSM(Hons) LRAM

Anthony Williams

Concert pianist, writer, lecturer, ABRSM examiner and moderator, and festival adjudicator, Anthony Williams studied at the Royal Academy of Music, London with Alexander Kelly and at Reading University with Jonathan Dunsby.

Following international competition success Anthony embarked on a career as a concert pianist whilst also establishing an international reputation as a piano teacher and has since become a passionate educator of pianistic musicianship at all ages from beginner to advanced. As well as giving piano masterclasses, public lecture-recitals and seminars on performance, repertoire and the art of teaching he is a consultant for numerous professional development courses and gives teacher workshops both in the UK and abroad.

He has given talks on piano performance for Radio 3 and is author and editor of various publications including The Best of Grade series and Fingerprints (Faber). His most recent and highly acclaimed book The Piano Teacher’s Survival Guide (Faber, 2017), a comprehensive guide to teaching and playing the piano, draws on his experience of teaching young beginners through to professional pianists combined with insights from his professional playing around the world as both soloist and accompanist.

Anthony combines his busy freelance career with a full-time position at Radley College, Oxfordshire as Head of Keyboard and Instrumental Music.

The Piano Festival is hosted by Salesian College Farnborough.

The McGuinness Music School offers the perfect ambience for our Festival and we are grateful to have the use of their Steinway Grand Piano as well as the printing of our syllabus and programmes.

Salesian College is an independent Catholic Grammar School for boys from 11 to 16 with a co-educational Sixth Form.

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